Chrissie’s Robin Hood half marathon

Chrissie will be running her first half marathon in September, in aid of The Tomorrow Project.
 
“Hello! I’m Chrissie. I’m currently training for my first half marathon in September. I would like to use this opportunity to raise some much needed funds for a local charity, which is close to a lot of people’s hearts – The Tomorrow Project.”
 
Chrissie is just 20% away from her target fundraising, can you help?
 
 
Good luck we hope the training is going well Chrissie!
 
Thank you for choosing to support our life saving service.

Exciting changes ahead – but we need your help if you’re in Derbyshire.

We have been lucky enough to secure a contract to deliver mental health training across the wonderful county of Derbyshire.

In order to make the work as successful as we can we’re looking for training venues across the county with the first three places we need to find somewhere being Long Eaton, Matlock and Chesterfield, but do need other places across Derbyshire such as Swadlincote, Shirebrook, Heanor.

If you know of any community venues suitable for delivering for training for up to 20 people then give us a shout.

The more work we do in those areas, the greater the level of support we can offer.

If you can help, or if you’re interested in the training when it launches next month, please email us on training@harmless.org.uk

To be eligible for the training you’d need to be living, working or volunteering in Derbyshire county with adults who may experience mental health needs.

We look forward to this exciting extension to our work and to meeting you!

Harmless’ 11th Anniversary Celebration Event 

Saturday 29th September 2018

The celebration evening will mark a milestone in our work, as we celebrate our 11th anniversary, and give us the opportunity to raise revenue to keep our vital services afloat. Each year we spend time with friends and colleagues, celebrating the work that we have done and the lives that we have saved and the money we raise on the night goes directly back into our life saving services.

Please come along and join is in what will be a wonderful night, learn more about our work, celebrate our triumphs and help us to raise money to keep us driving services in the field of self harm and suicide prevention forwards.

The Venue:
Ruddington Grange Golf Club, Wilford Road, Ruddington, NG11 6NB

The Date:
Saturday 29th September 2018

The Cost:
£40.00 per head
Or a table of 10 for £350 (£35 per head)

The Event:
Three course meal with raffle, silent auction, games & live music

Dress Code:
Smart

The purpose:
To raise enough money to save more lives!

Click here to buy tickets

http://www.harmless.org.uk/store/Harmless-Celebration-2018

Photography project- we need you!

We are currently recruiting individuals to our suicide awareness photography project.

If you have been touched by suicide in some way, either through your own battle of lived experience, supporting someone you love in this battle or tragically lost someone to suicide and want to take part, we want to hear from you.

We want to ensure we have a range of people – ethnicity, gender and age, well-represented.

All we need you to do is send us your name and phone number and a sentence about your experiences and we will put you in touch with our photographer. Email us at info@harmless.org.uk

The images will form part of an exhibition to mark world suicide prevention day and shoots will happen in and around Nottingham.

Would you like to work for Harmless as part of our clinical team?

Harmless are pleased to offer these exciting opportunities to join our passionate team and help us save lives.  We are looking for dynamic individuals, who are willing to develop their skills; work outside the box and challenge themselves in order to do whatever is required to help people attain recovery.

We are currently recruiting for the below positions to join the Harmless team. The deadline for applications is Monday 18th June 2018 at 12pm, with interviews to take place in the week commencing 25th June 2018.

Positions available:

Specialist Therapist

Project Worker

 

To download the Specialist Therapist application pack, please click here.

To download the Project Worker application pack, please click here.

These roles are particularly well suited to those early in their career looking for a long term opportunity to develop as a specialist therapist / project worker. Work as part of these roles will take place across Nottinghamshire & Leicestershire therefore ability to drive and access to a car is essential.

Please submit all applications and any questions regarding these positions to admin@harmless.org.uk by the above deadline. Any applications received after the deadline may not be considered.

JOB TITLE: Specialist Therapist

HOURS: Up to 37.5 hours per week

(Both part time and full time available)

SALARY: Up to £23,250 per annum

(Depending on experience)

START DATE: September 2018

This position has been funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

 

JOB TITLE: Project Worker

HOURS: Up to 37.5 hours per week

(Both part time and full time available)

SALARY: Up to £20,000 per annum

(Depending on experience)

START DATE: September 2018

This position has been funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

 

If you have any questions regarding either of the roles or the application process, please contact us by calling 0115 880 0280 or email admin@harmless.org.uk.

Public Health England: Support after Suicide – Key to Suicide Prevention

Below is a blog article by Public Health England.

Suicide has a devastating impact on families, friends, communities and work colleagues.

Those bereaved by a suicide are at increased risk of mental health and emotional problems so receiving the right support is essential.

The impact of suicide

Sadly, in 2016 alone, 4575 people died by suicide.   Depending on the situation of the individual, estimates vary on how many people are affected by each suicide – a recent study showed this could be as high as 135 people exposed.

Taking a very conservative estimate of 10 people directly affected, this gives a minimum total of almost 50,000 people annually.  That’s potentially 50,000 people in need of some level of support, whether it’s having someone to talk to, taking a break from work, or simply needing a way to mentally process what has happened with support to do so.

In January 2017, the Prime Minister announced a strengthened cross government suicide prevention strategy, which set out a key objective to improve responses to bereavement by suicide and support services.  In further recognition of the problem the Health Select Committee on Suicide Prevention also recommended services to support people who are vulnerable to suicide.

For PHE – this is a priority area of work and our suicide prevention planning guidance makes it clear that providing support after suicide should be a priority for all local areas to assist in real time and at ground level.

Available resources for the community

Developing support services will help to ensure that people receive Help is at Hand – a practical and emotional guide for anyone affected by a suicide or a suspected suicide.

To help deliver  local support, we have worked with the National Suicide Prevention Alliance and Support after Suicide to develop ‘Support after a suicide: A guide to providing local services’ – a practical guide for commissioners to understand why and how they can deliver support after suicide in their local areas.

We have also worked together to develop two further resources to support local areas called Support after a suicide: Developing and delivering local bereavement support services and ‘Support after a suicide: Evaluating local bereavement support services’.

These include best practice examples across England such as Amparo, The Tomorrow Project and If U Care Share, who provide outreach to people bereaved by suicide by working with coroners and/or the police within days of receiving the referral and offer a wide range of support.

A new publication ‘Finding the Words’ has also been published, which provides help to support someone bereaved and affected by suicide.

To read the full blog article by Public Health England, please visit the following link… https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2018/05/29/support-after-suicide-key-to-suicide-prevention/

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

I recently had the privilege to deliver the Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training course. This excellent training is both enjoyable and insightful, highly recommended for everyone who works with or supports young people aged 8 – 18 years.
One in ten young people experience a mental health issue at any one time.
For those aged 5-19 suicide is the second most common cause of death, and a record number of children contacted Childline with suicidal thoughts in 2016/17.
In an average group of 30 15-year-olds:
 
• Seven are likely to have been bullied
• Six may be self-harming
• One could have experienced the death of a parent
 
Record levels of young people are struggling. Academic pressure, social media, bullying, poverty, lack of availability of professional mental health support – all have been named as contributing to this epidemic of poor mental health in our young people.
 
It’s clear that young people are not getting the support they need. Key figures in a young person’s life – parents, family members, teachers, tutors, carers, youth workers – can often spot when a young person is struggling but may not know how best to help.
 
Delegates feedback:
“Excellent training would highly recommend to everyone who works with children”
“Thanks for a really insightful and thought provoking course. Lots to take away and build on for myself and with others in my work.”
“Would highly recommend this course fantastic”
 
Our next Youth Mental Health First Aid course will be held in Nottingham on
Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th July 2018 09:00 – 17-00 on both days.
For more details can be found us on Eventbrite (search “Harmless”)
 
Email:training@harmless.org.uk
Call 0115 8800281

Photography project- we need you!

We are currently recruiting individuals to our suicide awareness photography project.

If you have been touched by suicide in some way, either through your own battle of lived experience, supporting someone you love in this battle or tragically lost someone to suicide and want to take part, we want to hear from you.

All we need you to do is send us your name and phone number and a sentence about your experiences and we will put you in touch with our photographer. Email us at info@harmless.org.uk

The images will form part of an exhibition to mark world suicide prevention day and shoots will happen in and around Nottingham.